Friday, April 25, 2008

Crochetted horse blankets

Here are pictures of the horse blankets I have been making. I got the general idea from some I saw on the internet, and am making them for myself and my friends as gifts. I am still working on a red one that is blanket number 5.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Horse heads and baby horses

I haven't been tatting much lately or blogging. My system was messed up and it took forever to log on for anything. I think I have my system fixed. Here is a picture of some horse heads that I did for my aunt that loves green and horses. She loves them.

I may not have been doing much tatting lately, but I have been crocheting. I have been making horse cooling blankets. I have made 4 blankets and working on a 5th one. I will post pictures of them when I get them on to my computer.

Next is a picture of my mother's first foal of 2008. It is a purebred Paso Fino and is just a day old in this picture. He is going to be a buckskin.

Hopefully now I can do more blogging.

That's all for now.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Still Tatting, but X-Stitiching as well

I haven't stopped tatting, but I have been doing some x-stitch for my daughters before they decide they want to do all of it themselves. I have done some penguins for my oldest daughter to put on a denim jacket that she will definitely grow into. While doing the penguins, my youngest thought she would like something on her vest as well, so she picked out a rearing horse. I have one done, but want to do another in mirror image so they are facing eachother for the back of her vest. She has since picked out another for the front of her vest as well.

It is a good thing the ones my youngest picked out are actually quite fast for me to do. I will probably have the mirror image done tomorrow once I get started on it. The other one may take a little longer. I haven't really looked at the pattern yet.
There was a question brought up on Here-be-tatters chatline about what inspired one to tat. Well, I first saw a pair of candle stick frills that I thought were crochetted. Well I really liked them and I had to figure out how to do them. I have done them a few times now and I will do them again for I really like them. I will have to take a picture and then post one of them on some candles. They do not scann too well when they are frilly and I do not have a digital camera yet, but, Christmas is comming.(hope,hope)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tatted horse and doilies

Well my shoulder is better and I was able to get some scans of the doilies I had finished. They are blocked and ready. I also tried to design a horse by combining 2 different patterns to try to make one. My vision is able to be seen, but not quite right, but for the first attempt at it, it at least resembles a horse somewhat.

I was using up threads on my shuttles. Now all's I have to do is either write out the pattern or try it again with the revisions I have in mind, like smaller circle for the hind quarters and changing the chest and back legs some.

I scanned both doilies 2wice to see the difference a background could make. It really makes a difference in the look of both doilies. The Daffodil doily is from the May 1962 issue of Workbasket . The Rose Doily is from the February-March 1963 issue of the Workbasket by Myrtle M. Hamilton.

The daffodil doily is done in yellow and blue varagated threads from Rubi Brillante size 10/2.

I am going to give this one to my Aunt for Christmas. I think she will really enjoy and appreciate it. She really likes anything hand made and in the colors of blue.
I feel safe sharing this, for she doesn't have a computer to view or read any of this.

The rose doily is done in a pale yellow #1061 and red #932 sulky threads size 30.

I am not sure what I am going to do with this one yet. I am considering mounting it on some velvet and framing it. I have some black velvet and it really looks sharp with the black background. I have to think some more on this one.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tatting, but progress is slow

Here is what the needle lace butterfly looks like after it has been blocked. Made a big difference in how it looks.

Since doing the butterflies, I have been tatting doilies. I have done a daffodil doily, but I have to wash and block and take pictures of it before I can show it. I don't want to wreck the daffodils for they are 3D from the doily.

I am currently working on a rose doily in size 30 sulky thread. First time using this thread, broke a few threads with ring and chain stitches too tight, but am enjoying the challenge of watching my tension. Going is slow on it though for I hurt my shoulder on Monday and can only do things in short spurts so not to aggitate the shoulder. Will post a picture of it as well when it is done and blocked.

Happy tatting.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Needle lace tatted butterfly

I saw this pattern on Georgia Seitz's web site and just had to give it a try. It is Eva Shock's Butterfly with needle lace.
I tatted it in (Ne 10/2 100% Algodao Mercerizado Rubi Brilhante) I think it is a No 10 and equivalent to a size 10 crochet cotton. It is a varagated blue and used pearl cotton 8 varagated yellow for the needle lace. This piece I just finished and it is not blocked yet. The scan does not do it any justice for it is much prettier in person. I may have to do some more and get the weaving figured out better, but for the first try I think it turned out pretty well.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Butterflies,doily and edgings

Here is Martha Ess' Green Butterfly done in yellow and purple DMC (3 strands) with a brown body. It measures 4" x 5".

Next is a varagated yellow and purple butterfly done in pearl cotton size 8. It measures 4"x5" as well. This is also Martha Ess' Green Butterfly.

This is the "Forever Young" doily of Terry Dusenbury's. I did it in size 10 Southmaid Crochet cotton and measures 12 inches in diameter. I gave it to my Aunt for a thank you. She really liked it for it was done in a shade of green.

This is a picture of my daughters blouse that I made for her with the tatted edging I also made. I used the clover and chain type edging and for the neckline I added a round of chain to hold the neckline. The neck hole was just a little too large for her. Once I got the neckline done, she asked if I could put some edging on the sleeves. The picture doesn't do it much justice, but when she has it on, it looks really nice.

Well off to start another project. My oldest wants to learn to X-stitch and tat. Will have to see if I have the patience to teach her or just give her the book I learned from.;-) Time will tell. At least she is not left handed like my other daughter.